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March 12, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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BASKETBALL · · · · · · t « · Merrill "Red" Herbener will captain Mason City Mohawks during state basketball tournament, Roosevelt first opponent. · BASKETBALL . « » · « · · Last test for state cage honors will await district winners at Cedar Falls in tournament carded for March 15, 16, 17. MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1934 OUT OF TME PRESSBO 97 Al MITCHELL^ MOHAWKS WIN--BURNS ENDS PLAY Perfection Thirty-four years is a long time. It was 34 years ago that Stanley J. Sobieske of Mason City bowled a 300 score; he had to wait until last Saturday night to get another perfect game. *r s # With Fred Wall, manager of Stoddard's alleys, Fred Wagner and 1 Ben Erlich, "Soby" was bowling on two lanes last Saturday. The quartet bowled five games, the perfect score coming in the last contest, on alleys 9 and 10. o o * The 12-strike contest, Hans G. Fusch says, is the second 300 score to be bowled on two alleys in the history of Mason C i t y trundling, and is the first one to be bowled here by a Mason City resident. L. Smith, Jr., of the Brotherhood of American Yoe- men team, Des Moines, rolled a p e r f e c t score April 19, 1931 on alleys 7 and 8 at the Boyd parlors. The score was set up in a special m a t c h between "SOBIESKE the Des Moines team and Gallagher's Oakland-Pontiacs of Mason City. * » » The 300 Is the first ever rolled on Stoddard's alleys. Two other Mason Cityans have rolled SOO's on single alleys, Joe Blaikets and Ray Theisen each getting the perfect count on the old K. of C. maple, the former on No. 4, the latter on No. 5. * * * Maiket's score was made against Hans G. Pusch, local league secre- ary, in a three-game total match. The league secretary has. had the luck to see all four of the perfect games that have been rolled on local hardwood. « « · Medal awards are given by the American Bowling congress lor perfect scores in sanctioned : leagues or tournaments. * · -· Tfia scores of the five games which Sobieske rolled were 232, 194, 192, 211 and 300, to total 1,129. In league competition, he shoots with Joe Daniels' Goodyears. An all- around sportsman, "Soby" will probably spend:the summer following semlpro baseball in Mason City. BRITT WINNER IN JUNIOR TOURNEY Defeats Forest City 28-27 in Final Requiring 3 Extra Periods. FOREST CITY, March 12.--In a. thrilling final game Britt won the junior high tournament held Friday and Saturday at Forest City from the Forest City team by a score of 29 to 27 In a tilt that required three overtime periods to finish. The score was tied at 27 at the enc of the regular time and it was not until during the third overtime period that either team scored, when Britt dropped a nice basket in from the side of the floor. · The scores of the other games were: Britt 33, Buffalo Center 4; Clear Lake 10, Forest City 20; Garner 11, Lake Mills 13. In the second round Britt defeated Belmond 43 to 4 and Forest City won from Lake Mills 15 to 9. In the consolation game Lake Mills won from Belmond by a score of 30 to 8. COURTSElES PLANNED AT Y Local Teams to Start Play Tuesday in Round Robin for City Crown. Mason City's champion indie basketball team will be given full title this week as round robin play will close the regular season of the Y. M. C. A. league. Contests are on schedule for three nights, Tues day, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday's card, starting at 8 o'clock, the Diamond Bread Bakers will oppose State Brand creamery and Billman's Transfer's ·will meet Marshall and Swift's Cleaners. The Wednesday games will see State Brand and the Transfers meeting, and the Bakers opposing the Clearners. Friday's windup will be the games between the Bakers and Transfers and State Brand and the Cleaners. The competing teams are the four highest in regular league play for the season just closed. Good crowds of local fans are expected after the interest shown in the play off contests of last week. Third Quarter Drive Good for 28-14 Margin in Last Game of District Tourney Algona Falters After First Half Ends at 15-10 for Mason City; Reserves Play in Last Session. Mason City was to be the Class A representative of the fifth district in the state basketball tournament at Cedar Falls this week, the third successive year, and Ledyard, the Class B representative as a result of a slashing Mohawk 28 to 14 triumph over Algona and Ledyard's 26 to 19 victory over Aplingtoii in- the finals played Saturday nignt on the local high school court. An overflow crowd which packed "the balcony, bleachers and most of the standing room was treated to a pair of thrilling exhibitions of basketball in the high school cage finale of the local season. Coach "Judge" Grimsley's ma-* rauding Mohawks continued their reign over fifth district basketball as Algona fell 28 to 14, but only after the most stubborn of opposition from the Kossuth county challengers. The visitors started swiftly and held Mason City on even terms until the third quarter, when the Red and Black basketeers unleashed a flurry of goals which dropped Algona far behind. Mohawk Rookies Shine. Only in the final quarter, when both regular guards were out on fouls, did Mohawk fans have any fear of Algona staging a comeback. But a pair of rookies--Snell and H-ert--held down their guard positions in a manner benefitting veterans. For Captain Bohby Burns, who left the game toward the close of the third quarter, it was his last athletic effort in Mason City high school and the stocky Scot who has carved a- niche in Mohawk athletics for himself was given a rousing ovation as he left the court. Burns' twenetieth birthday is March 14, the day before the state meet, and he automatically becomes ineligible for further high school sports. Sellstrom Leads Losers. Up against a fighting Algona five, Mason City had to battle before earning the right to another chance at the state crown. Algona, led by Co-Captain Sellstrom, who sank 3 long swishers, presented a threatening offense and a sharp defense until the third quarter Mohawk spree overwhelmed it vrith its scoring punch. · · Coach Grtmsley's toys presented a versatile attack far better than that displayed against Hampton Friday night, and the scoring was divided between Herbener, Harrer and Stoecker, who scored 24 of the winners' 28 points. The defense speaks for Itself--of the 5 fieldgoals scored by Algona, only 1 was marked up from close range. The others were of the long: range variety that will void the most superb defense. Algonans Talce Lead. Cretzmeyer threw a scare into the hundreds of Mohawk fans at the start as the lanky Algona pivotman sneaked through to shove in a setup, giving Algona a 2-0 lead. A short goal by Harrer was the first score for Mason City but Shackleford responded by sinking a charity try for the Algonans to retain the white-clad quintet's lead. Herbener knotted the count by sinking the second of two free offerings when Shackleford fouled him as he was breaking in for a setup. Burns was also fouled as he came in for a setup and the Mohawk captain dropped in the second of his two shots to give Mason City the lead which it retained throughout the tilt. Howard Stoecker Scores. Howard Stoecker's short pivol shot increased the Mohawk lead but Bob Post scored, from the charity line when Harrer fouled him anc £ellstrom sunk a long one to knot the count at 6 up. A sensational side shot after dribbling the length of the floor was Stoecker's contribution to the scoring and gave the Mohawks an S-6 lead at the quarter- mark. Both fives slowed up their offense somewhat after the hard pace set in the initial quarter with Mason City slightly increasing its margin. Medin tied the count again with a long swisher. The sensationa Stoecker stole the show as he went on a scoring rampage. The 6 foot inch pivotman eluded Cretzmeyer's guarding to net a trio of pivot shots, putting Mason City into a clearcut lead. M. C. Ahead at Half. Herbener added a setup and Burns a free throw while Captain Sellstrom dropped in a swisher from his guard position. The Mohawks went to the dressing room with a 15 to 10 lead as the half ended. Sellstrom, always a scoring threat, decreased the margin held by Mason City as he snared another swisher from back-court and Cretzmeyer aided the Algona cause with a free shot when Barr fouled him. Algona Attack Buzzlcd. However, the Algona attack was finally muzzled by the Mohawks, who unleashed a potent offense which clinched the game for the Grimsleymen. Herbener was fouled in the act of sinking a setup and (Turn to Market race) Ledyard Wins Class B Play in 26-19 Tilt Aplington held Ledyard on even terms for three quarters of the Class B final Saturday night but the Ledyard five's superior attack finally came to the fore to eliminate the southern team 26 to 19. Ledyard, paced by Captain Lloyd and Thompson, unleashed an offense that, once it got under way, could not be stopped. Elliott and the lanky Dick Uhlen- hopp were the best bets for the losers, but even their sharpshooting could not compete with the all- around superiority of the Ledvard five. Poor shooting luck held" the winners' margin considerably. of victory down Ledyard Takes Early Lead. A fast start saw Ledyard take a 10 to 7 lead at the quarter mark. The winners scored all of their baskets from close range while a tight defense forced Aplington to shoot from back court. Aplington outscored Ledyard in the second quarter and held it to a lone basket while Elliott and Dick Uhlenhoop counted from the field to pull the yellow-shirted team to within one point of Ledyard as the half ended. 19-17 at Third Quarter. Playing on fairly even terms the third quarter, Ledyard succeeded in gaining a point to make it 19-17 at the three-quarter post. Moulton dropped in a long swisher to give Ledyard what proved to be the winning margin and Thompson and Warner counted from under the basket to bring the score to 25-17. Thompson dropped in a free throw for Ledyard while' Captain Elliott's long swisher from side- was the only counter for Ap- ion in the final quarter. LEDYAHD---28 FG FT PF Thompson, t 3 8 0 Warner, f 2 0 Lloyd, c ( c ) 5 0 8 Moulton, g ... 1 1 2 Brandt, g 0 0 1 Barnes, g 0 9 J Totals APLINGTON--19 Dreyer, f R. Uhlenhopp, f Euir. Lindaman, c .... 11 4 10 FG FT PF Elliott, g ,, . 4 M. Uhlenhopp, g 0 1 Totals 8 3 CLOSE SCORES IN CAGE MEET North Iowa Girls Play in Tournament at Local Club's Court. Close scores featured games of the North Iowa-Southern Minnesota girls' independent basketball tour nament at the Denison clubhouse in Mason City Sunday afternoon anc evening. At the outset, a 10-9 vie tory was scored by Osage over the Schukei Motors of Waterloo in a thrilling contest that was not de cided until the final Seconds. The Waterloo team had been doped to win, but suffered a handicap in playing the three-court game after using the two-court system all season. The Denison girls came from behind to upset Sheffield 17 to 14 in the second afternoon contest. The game was a hard fight all through but slowed up in the last few minutes. Monte Cookman, Denison guard, left the contest with a broken nose. Osage and Nora Springs playec the tournament thriller when the-* fought to a 17-17 tie in the firs evening contest. Hartwell, Springs running center, was knocked un conscious twice when she fell into the crowd in scrambles after the ball. In the last game the Denison girls won easily from Lyle, Minn, by 32 to 11. Next Sunday afternoon Osage and Nora Springs will play (Tarn to Marktt rage) DISTRICT CHAMPIONS FOR THIRD SEASON GRID CAPTAtN Bobby Burns, all-state quarterback, was the brilliant leader of last fall's Mohawk football team, which lost only one contest during the grid season. The flying Scot played » halfback post and excelled in defensive and offensive tactics. District champions for the third year in succession, Mason City high school's Mohawks will travel to Cedar Falls Thursday lor their toughest competition of the year --the Mason Cityans oppose Roosevelt's Rough Riders of Des Moines in their first game o£ the state basketball tournament, carded for 8:10 o'clock Thursday evening. The Rough Riders are the only other team in Iowa to visit the state meeting for three years in succession. In the picture, the Mohawks are shown as they began the season. James, Bowcn, H. Ilert, Fletcher, Gitz, Neighbor, Rumeliote, Hathaway, Lane, Humphrey, and Coach Grimsley are in the rear row. In the front row, Harrer, Suter, Burns, Barr, Evers, Stoecker, DeLacy, Snell, Farrer, and Herbener are shown. Herbener will captain the Mohawks in the Cedar Falls tourney, and Hathaway will be included in the. tournament squad to replace Burns, who becomes ineligible Wednesday on his twentieth birthday. BOBBY BURNS Comets Take Win, 28-27 in Oelwein Tilt OELWEIN, March 12. -- Overcoming a 19-13 ccount at the half, Charles City's Comets won by the slimmest margin over Oelwein in sectional basketball play here Saturday night as class A contests were completed. The final count was 28 to 27. Burnett and Paine were the Comet aces, the former caging 5 goals and 2 free tosses, the latter 4 goals. Dobbs connected 3 times from the floor. Luther of Oelwein gathered 3 goals and 2 free throws, Shay getting 4 and 1. In class B, Elma overwhelmed Randalia, 38 to 13.1'ae Tate and the Eiffler brothers ran the show, Tate and Lloyd Eiffler getting 5 goals each, while Harold Eiffler got 4 goals. Tate got 3 free throws, Lloyd Eiffler 2. OELWEIN--27 Luther t Thomberg f SIsco c Shay c Wheeler f McCor'lck ft it t 3 2 1 0 0 0 B 1 0 CHAS. CITV--28 is ft I 0 Dobbs I Webster t Paine c Teacher e DotiRan s Kebnke JC llnrne.lt g Totals i) 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 (I 1 3 0 0 0 l 2 3 0 0 0 12 t 12 ELMA--38 H. Elfller f Cook f L. Elffler f Schroeder c Talc B Weers 5 Totals Officials: Garwln. »B (t f 4 0 3 0 0 1 6 2 0 2 1 1 5 3 4 0 0 3 RANDALIA--13 (5 ft f Benz f Carpenter f Buechele c Peterson K Bcnian K 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 2 1C 6 12 Totals Nuzum of Simpson, 4 0 10 Gump of DISTRICT TOURNEYS DISTRICT FINALS District 1. AT OSKAT-OOSA Class A--Burllnctnn 32, WlnfleU lli. Class B--Grnndvicw- 46, Kcsw-lclt 27. District 2. AT CEDAR RAPIDS Class A--Davenport 29, CPdnr Rapids 23. Class R--Martelle 39, Sharon 30. District 4. AT WATERLOO Class A--AVest Waterloo 21, Marshalltown 39. Class B--Geneneo 33, Dunkerton 31. District 6. AT DES MOINES Class A--Roosevtlt 30, Amps 13. Class B--Tracy 25, ,Ieewell 17. District 7. AT ESTHERVII.I.I; Class A--East Slonx City 34. Sac City 28. Class B--Gtornc 19, Tcrrll II. District 8. AT CRESTOX Class A--Clarlnda 30. Ida Ororp J1. Glass B--Dlasnnsl 27, Klron 23. Lough ran's Father Dies at Ringside During Bout PHILADELPHIA, March 12. JF --John Loughran, 62-year-old father of Tommy Loughran, dropped dead at the ringside while watching 1 another son, Charles, train for a fight. SHEFFIELD WILL BE COURT SITE District Tournament Lists In* elude North Iowa Cage Center. SHEFFIELD, Marh 12.--Sheffield was selected as one of tw-.i North Iowa sites for district girls' basketball tournaments, and pairings announced for round robin play on three days this week-end, as the local girls took sectional honors with a 55 to 30 victory over Chapin. Consolation winners at the sectional meeting were the girls from Greene, who defeated Nora Springs 14 to 10 in a game Saturday evening. Aplington, winner over the 1933 state champions, Hampton, by 37 to 26, will be one of three teams to come here for the district meeting. Garnavillo and Waterville will be the other teams. Pairings for the district and sectional scores are as follows: THURSDAY Apllngton vs. Garnavillo, Sheffield' vs. Watcrvllle. FRIDAY Apllngton v«. Waterville. Garnavlllo vn. Sheffield. SATURDAY Gnraavlllo YS. Watervllle. Aplington vs. Sheffield. SCORES (First Round.) Greene 37, Grafton 12. Nora Springs ]6 r Manly 12. Chapin 41, Elma 11. Sheffield 28, Rock Falls 13. (Semifinal Round.) Chnpln 32, Greene 31 (overtime). Sheffield 38, Nora Springs 10. (Final Round.) Sheffield 55. Chapin 30. (Consolation Final.) Greene 14, "ora Springs 10. STATE CHAMPIONS OUT OF RUNNING HAMPTON, March 12.--Hampton high school, state girls' basketball titleholder of a year ago, fell before Aplington Saturday night 37 to 26, to lose a chance of repeating its title win of last season. FIRST ROl'ND Geneva 23, lovvs 12. Ackley 44, Aleiander 22. Aplington 33, Allison 6. SECOND ROUND Hampton 21. Geneva 18. Hansell 28, Rotvan 14. SEMIFINAL BOUND Apllngton 43, Ackley 15. Hampton 23, Hansell 19 (overtime). FINAL HOUND Aplington 37, Hampton 26. 1CTOURNEY STATE JUNIOR COLLEGE TOURNEY. FIRST ROT-.NP Inclrpcndcncc 33. Webster City 2«. I*nox «7, Ellsworth 21. Cherokee 28, Mason City 25. Burlington 40, Northwestern (Orange City) 32. Mnscatlne 33, Ontcrvllle 18. Enlllrrvllle, 30, Fort I)od B e 2*. Mnrshalltown 44, Cirston 34. AlKa 34, Waldorf (Forest City) 3J. SECOND ROVND Albla 42. Independence 34. I-fmijc 40. Ksthervlllc 32. Museatlnn 41, Burlington 29. MnrthalKmvn 30. Cherokee 12. SEMIFINAL KOIIX11 MtMcatlnr 34. Albla 26. MftrshalltOM-n 36, I-?nox (Hopklntvnl 14. KINAI, Marshalltown 30, Mnscatlne 24. Coach of Champions Sees Mohawks in Cage Practice Ward Lambert Visits Mohawk Squad at Monday Work. Mason City high school's Mohawks had opportunity Monday afternoon to get basketball tips from a coach of champions, Ward "Piggy" Lambert of Purdue, who visited the Iccal basketball court to watch the Red and Black cagers go through their drills before state tournament time. The Purdue mentor, who sent his midget cagers through a conference season which gave them the Big Ten basketball title by a hefty margin, is a brother of Mrs. R. B. Irons of Mason City, and is visit-* ing here as the curtain has rung down on the college game for the season. MOHAWKS PREPARE FOR BOOSEVELT MEETING Mason City high school prepared Monday for its meeting Thursday it 8:10 o'clock with Roosevelt high school of Des Moines, runnerup for state championship honors last season, and undefeated this year. Complete first round pairings and times were announced by the Associated Press for the Cedar Falls tourney, as follows: 10 a. m.---Burlington vs. Charles City. 11:10 a. m.--Clarinda vs. Davenport 2 p. m.--Diagonal vs. East Sioux City. 3:10 p. m.--Elma vs. Geneseo. 4:20 p. m.--George vs. Grand View. 7 p. m .--Ledyard vs. Martelle. 8:10 p. m.--Mason City vs. Roose- j velt fDes Moines). 9:20 p. m.--Tracy vs. West Waterloo. It was announced Monday by Principal James Rae of the local high school that only a few tickets are yet available for the Cedar Falls mee'ting. Principal Rae reminded Mason Cityans that only season tickets are to be sold for the tournament. The ducats will be transferable and will assure the holder of a seat although there will be no reservations of particular locations. HERBENER NAMED TO LEAD MOHAWK FORCES With Captain Burns retired from Mason City's cage squad by his reaching the prep age limit of 20 years, Merrill "Red" Herbenei. midget forward, will lead the Mohawks into battle against Roosevelt of Des Moines at Cedar Fall? Thursday night. The redhead was named Monday morning as tournament captain Added to the tournament stmad will be Hathaway, reserve who has played through most of the season with the little Mohawks. WARD LAMBERT. Laughing at copy-book maxim is a lot of fun until the fellow wh handles your money joins in.-Kessinger's Review. CAGE LEADER 20 FEARS OLD JUST BEFORE TOURNEY tate Ruling Forbids More Play; Athletic Ace Won 9 Letters. By DAVE KAUFMAN Bobby Burns. Mohawk chief, com- leted his high school athletic areer Saturday night as Mason City high won its third successive "istrict cage title by eliminating: tlgona in the finals. The Mohawk tar athlete's twentieth birthday alls on March 14, easing him out f further high school competition iecause of the 20 year age restric- ion placed on high school athletes n Iowa. Behind that formal announcement f Burns' forced retirement from high school athletics lies a dramatic saga of the greatest all-around ath- etc since the days of Joe Lillard a decade ago. Burns might even be placed in a category above Lillard's liche in Mohawk sports because the iny Scot had none of the superior physical size which Lillard relied upon. Burns Outstanding Student. A nine-letter man, captain of football, captain in basketball, pres- .dent of his class for two years, and respected by all who know him. Burns was given an additional bit of praise at a testimonial assembly at the high school Friday. As far as this writer knows, it is the first time in the history of Mason City high school that an athlete has been so honored. His basketball coach, "Judge" Grimsley, spoke a few words in commendation of Bobby, concluding with "If all rny athletes were like Bobby Burns, I would have nothing to worry about, but a 'Burns' doesn't come along more than once in a decade." The entire student body applauded loudly for the stocky Mohawk star as he made a brief speech. As he has always done, the modest Burns made a plea for the team more than himself -- that the students support the MohavvK basketeera in their pursuit of a state cage, crown.. .... .... .·-.· Runs 55 Yards Against lakers. · It was in the autumn of 1930 that the then unknown Robert Burns first broke into the sports limelight as he sprinted 55 3'ards for a touchdown against Clear Lake. Even that run was somewhat overshadowed, however, by the slender and sensational Leonard Kenney who galloped 95 yards for a counter. Nevertheless, it was in that game that Burns proved he had plenty of stuff. Burns clinched a backfield post in his sophomore year and has played half-back for three years on the varsity. While his offensix'e efforts were easily discernible by the average spectator, only the real football technician could see the defensive skill of Burns who was an expert at "backing up the line." Selected as All-State. However, the all-around skill of Burns did not go unnoticed by more (Turn to .Market Puce) A Chicago medical authority says that gout has almost disappeared as a result of the depression. Thanks, we'll take gout.--Roanoke Times. Clean Clothes for Easter NOW! is the time to have your spring garments cleaned and pressed. EASTER is only three weeks away-Are You Ready? We can renew the snap and sparkle to your spring suits, dresses, top coats, hats and all spring apparel. Be thrifty! Get the highest quality in dry cleaning for your money. PHONE 788 or 789 CLEANERS FURRIERS

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